Municipalities vary on rental housing rules

Municipalities vary on rental housing rules
There are approximately 2,500 rental units in Pekin on 1,600 properties. There are 840 landlords. The ordinance replaced the Registration of Rental Housing and Lots Ordinance that was approved several years ago. That ordinance required a one-time fee …
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Editorial: The evidence piles up against prevailing wage for rental projects
That's important because unions are demanding the mandate for new rental housing that receives a property-tax break for including units with below-market rents. The extra 23% for labor works out to another $ 80,000 per apartment. That may be a rounding …
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Difficult tenancy situations: How to keep the peace during rental dramas
Keeping the peace as a tenant or landlord is a critical part of the renting process. Knowing what to do when something problematic occurs is crucial if you want to avoid a trip to the tribunal, which can be time consuming and stressful. Successful …
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Think housing in Denver is tight? Try Fort Collins

Think housing in Denver is tight? Try Fort Collins
Fort Collins has one of the tightest rental markets in the country — perhaps fewer than 250 vacancies across the city. According to a report from RealtyTrac, Fort Collins ranked second nationwide among cities with the lowest vacancy rates, having only …
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Chicken Rental Service Lets Houstonians Try Before They Buy
Doesn't it sound like utterly pastoral to wake up, make some coffee or tea, dress and walk to your backyard to collect fresh eggs for breakfast? A Houston affiliate of a service called Rent The Chicken is making it easy for suburbanites to make that …
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New rental building on the Boulevard Developer seeks to attract young
MAKING THE CUT – Mayor James Davis cuts the ribbon as city officials and others look on. Lance Lucarelli (sixth from left) and John Cali (far left) developed the project. slideshow. SEVEN UP – Rising seven stories on Kennedy Boulevard and 44th Street, …
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